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How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

6 Training Tips to Steal From Boston Marathoners

Today marks the 121st Boston Marathon and this morning, thousands of runners will toe the start line of the 26.2-miler, the oldest annual marathon in …

Marathons

3 Secrets of Japanese Marathoning Success

Laka Biwa is Japan's oldest—and one of its most popular—marathons. Photo: PhotoRun.netRunning is steeped in Japanese culture and has been for …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

The Best Running Songs to Speed Up Your 5K

This running music can help you score a PR—make sure it’s on your playlist<p>Most of us can’t head to the gym without headphones—and that's a good …

The Brain

What’s the Trick to Running Faster?

Every competitive <b>runner</b> works hard to improve running speed. Often, these attempts lead to injury and often progress is elusive. Richard Diaz shares …

This Man Is Running A Marathon A Day For 120 Days — Here's Why

His day was just getting started.<p>Van Soye breathed evenly and slowed his pace, taking in the scenery — yucca, desert shrubs, cacti, mountains that looked like big boulders. He made sure to keep moving. "We don't make a lot of stops," he said cheerfully, as cars loudly whizzed by.<p>By the end of the …

The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like …

Forward Lean While Running Might Reduce Knee Pain

Study finds less stress on knee joint compared to when running more upright.<p>Running with a slight forward lean of the trunk results in less stress on the patellofemoral joint, and might therefore relieve knee pain, according to research published in the <i>Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical</i> …

Physiotherapy

Training advice - The Running Bug

CHINA'S FUTURE | The Economist

As China becomes, again, the world's largest economy, it wants the respect it enjoyed in centuries past. But it does not know how to achieve or …

China

Retirement: 5 Things You're Doing Wrong

You work hard, you try to save. Why does retirement seem so out of reach?<p>The problem is psychological. You probably save more than most, but do you know it’s enough? You also probably have a good idea of what you need to retire, but are you sure?<p>That lack of certainty is what feeds the feeling that …

Don't Give Up Your Day Job: How To Become A Successful Part-Time Entrepreneur

For obvious reasons, legitimate part-time entrepreneurs are a rare breed. I happen to know two. Charlotte Pickering is a successful London barrister and mother of two and Naj Alavi is the US Head of Financial Technology company, Xenomorph.<p>Both are incredibly successful at what they do for a living …

Elon Musk’s Patent Decision Reflects Three Strategic Truths

In a June 12th blog post that made instant waves, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Motors, declared: “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” The words stood in stark contrast to most of the other …

10 Tech Terms You Might Be Pronouncing Incorrectly

Did you just say “mem”?<p>To ensure that you don’t come off sounding silly next time you’re chatting with nerds, we’ve compiled this guide on how to …

Three Tips for Running Downhill

Train on descents—without getting hurt—to build strength, boost coordination, and even have some fun.<p>When most runners tackle hills, they focus on the difficulty of the climb. But downhill running poses its own set of challenges—and rewards.<p>Descending feels easy aerobically, but each step triggers …

Running

Songs About Racing

A NASCAR-inspired playlist, just in time for Daytona.<p>This weekend is the one you racing fans out there have been waiting for all winter. After months of having nothing on TV to watch other than Olympics and football, the 56th Annual Daytona 500 will kick off this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on …

Jimmie Johnson

Toughest Questions HBS Asks Applicants

In a typical year, slightly more than 2,000 highly driven people are interviewed for admission to the prestigious MBA program at Harvard Business …

Make the Most of Scarce Data-Mining Talent

The immense promise of big data to reveal new opportunities and deliver practical business results has so far been focused on technologies and models, and less on the human challenges of staffing roles and processes to take advantage of big data’s promise. The technology may be abundant, but …

Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career

Chris spent years working for a supportive, encouraging manager at a major technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. In fact, his boss raved about him. His manager gave him top ratings in his performance evaluations, space to do his work, and had never been controlling. He was, according …

Nine Security Apps to Keep Your iPhone, iPad Safe

<b>Lookout</b> Keeping mobile devices backed up to ensure the safety of mission-critical information is extremely important. The free Lookout app provides …

The 'Unorthodox' Way PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin Hired The Best Talent In Silicon Valley

At First Round Capital's CEO Summit, he revealed his hiring secrets.<p><b>Many of the people Levchin hired were friends of current employees.</b> "Peter [Thiel] sat me down and he made me write down every smart person I knew in college personally," Levchin told the audience. "It turned out to be a list of …

How books can open your mind

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to …